Ten Things You Should never say to yourself in Recovery

The recovered life is a great way of life.  However, the way to recovery is a complete psychic change.  It takes changing the way we think and do things.  We must learn to “Respond” and not to “React” to people, places and things.  We do that by surrounding ourselves with winners, focusing on what we … Read more

My Personal 12 Step Pledge

I just went on to the 12 step pledge generator and got my own custom 12 steps list. Feel free to get one for yourself by going to the 12 Step Pledge Generator on Rehab Programs. Pretty cool and I encourage everyone to get one. 1. I, Daniel Callahan, have admitted that I am powerless … Read more

Fear not here…

“I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back, turn back; you’ll die if you venture too far.”– Erica Jong ♦ We all face fear, an early acronym I remember being … Read more

Those who can not are those that will not…

On the other hand—and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand—once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that … Read more

Spiritual conditioning…

“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” – Leo Buscaglia Over time I have learned to redefine the term spirituality.  My first impression was that … Read more

I Pray… by a Mom

I Will Pray I will pray when I’m weary, I will pray when I’m weak I will pray when there are no words left to speak. I will pray that tomorrow will bring me less pain, I will pray that my child I will see once again. For those unanswered phone calls, texts and IM’s, … Read more

Difficult times pass…

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” – Isak Dinesen In the recovered life we know exactly what difficult times are.  We have experienced many of our self … Read more